Affordable Access

Simulation of Submicron Silicon Diodes with a Non-Parabolic Hydrodynamical Model Based on the Maximum Entropy Principle

VLSI Design
Publication Date
  • Musicology
  • Physics


A hydrodynamical model for electron transport in silicon semiconductors, free of any fitting parameters, has been formulated in [1,2] on the basis of the maximum entropy principle, by considering the energy band described by the Kane dispersion relation and by including electron-non polar optical phonon and electron-acoustic phonon scattering.In [3] the validity of this model has been checked in the bulk case. Here the consistence is investigated by comparing with Monte Carlo data the results of the simulation of a submicron n+–n–n+ silicon diode for different length of the channel, bias voltage and doping profile.The results show that the model is sufficiently accurate for CAD purposes.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.